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A year in reflection

Well it was a year ago today that I decided to join DT and start submitting - for the first time - images to stock image sites, below is a brief reflection of my activities over the past year here at DT...

To start with a few days ago I posted a blog - $7 in four days, I can do it!- stating that I had about 4 days left to go before I reached my first $100-00 sales mark, well I can gladly say that today on my first birthday here at DT a sale of this image

pushed me just over my first $100 mark and is obviously the highlight of my year in reflection.

Years Stats

410 accepted images online

Acceptance ratio of 52.4% (Would be higher if I did not like wildlife so much)

115 sales at a RPD of $0.87 and average sales of $8.35 P/M (Ok dont laugh)

As stated just over $100-00 in earnings (Ok, dont laugh again)

2 Assignment images accepted - I still have one more pending (for me another highlight)

2 level 5 images, and 3 level 2 images.

My most successful image to date being -

Alas, still no Editors Choice :0( On this point, its amazing how when submitting an image, you think to yourself this could be the one the editors like and give the elusive stamp of approval for an editors choice, then the image is not even accepted, let alone given any accolades :0) Ever happen to you?

All in all, I feel that my year here has been if not entirely successful in terms of sales, a great learning opportunity. One that I hope will see me grow and adapt to stock orientated images and continue to grow in the DT community.

Thanks again to all involved in the running of DT, to friends and the community here, and as always most of all to the people that have purchased any of my images thus far.

Happy Birthday to me!

Photo credits: Fultonsphoto.

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September 15, 2009

Fultonsphoto

Hi Yuri, thanks for the wishes, you have some really good images in your PF, very creative, I am sure you will do very well here, best of luck and let us know how it goes :0)

September 15, 2009

Yuritz

well...thanks for share your experience untill now,I just started mine here so I'll see where I'll be by this (one year) time

too late for the wishes,but hope you had a good one

September 13, 2009

Fultonsphoto

Thanks Patrick, hope you like the image, will return the favour bud!

September 13, 2009

Ratmandude

As promised … [imgr]10339575[/imgr]

September 12, 2009

Fultonsphoto

Hey Patrick, thanks for the kind wishes and the support through the year here as always it appreciated. Thanks for the offer to buy one of my images, hopefully it can be of some use.

September 12, 2009

Ratmandude

Congrats Dude!
Keep up the effort … it does start to reap better & faster rewards as the time goes by …
MicroStock never made any fast millionaires, but it surely helps that our Rand is so much weaker a currency than the USD.

I firmly believe in supporting fellow photographers, so in celebration of your latest milestone I will be selecting an image from your portflio and purchase it … not for any reason, other than to say … keep up the good work.

September 09, 2009

Fultonsphoto

Hi Catarii, thanks, I plan to be here for some time and hope to continue enjoying it, this will be as long as I can still sell my images. I will have to buy a cake and take a pic but probably for my next DT birthday ;)

September 09, 2009

Fultonsphoto

Hi Gabriel, thanks for the kind wishes, and yes you did tell me I would make it :0)

Eclectic, keep them coming, it is not always easy in the beginning but as I said it has been a learning curve as I am sure it was for you. I too made mistakes in the beginning because I did not really know the criteria here but one learns fast in order to adapt.

September 09, 2009

Eclecticelegance

Congratulations! You have done much better than I have in one year. I am trying to get my acceptance ration higher (it is pretty low because I submitted a bunch of mistakes in the beginning when I didn't know any better and I am still trying to recover from that.)

September 09, 2009

Justmeyo

Happy DT b-day !Congratulations for your portfolio and wish you luck in Assignments and here on DT!(I told you u will make it 100$) :) Best wishes,Gabriel

September 09, 2009

Catarii

Happy DT Day! I hope you will enjoy staying with us the years that will come. And we wanna see a picture of the cake and candles ;)

September 09, 2009

Fultonsphoto

Thanks Joe and Karen :-)

September 08, 2009

Jjphotos

I'd say that's one successful year! Congrats and all the best! - Joe

September 08, 2009

Karenkh

Congrats!!

September 08, 2009

Fultonsphoto

Hey Keki, thanks yes I made it within time so I am happy. Looking forward to the next year here and even sooner the next $100.

September 08, 2009

Keki

Wahey!!!! you made it :) a big WELL DONE!! :) best of luck for your next year!

September 08, 2009

Fultonsphoto

Thanks Maen, as always your comments are welcome.

Carolyn, thanks for the slice of birthday cake ;)

September 08, 2009

Fultonsphoto

Hi Richard, thanks for the comments and I will keep uploading and trying to be diverse in my PF. I am not that concerned with editors choice image, was just trying to make my blog light hearted otherwise would be too boring :0)

September 07, 2009

Mani33

Congratulations!
Nice work and more sales ahead.
Cheers ;)

September 07, 2009

Wildmac

[imgl]8420229[/imgl] Happy DT Day! I hope you have many more uploads and downloads in the coming year :0)

September 07, 2009

Fultonsphoto

Thanks Brad and Marilyn, I sure would not mind if the second one does come a lot quicker :0)

September 07, 2009

Marilyngould

Congratulations on your achievements -- As Brad says the 2nd hundred will come even faster! Cheers!

September 07, 2009

Bradcalkins

Congrats on the first $100 - it is amazing how much faster the 2nd hundred goes :)

September 07, 2009

Fultonsphoto

Thanks Adrian, much appreciated.

September 07, 2009

Asyan

Hey! You did it! I just knew that you will succeed! ;)
Congratulations! Wish you many, many, many more downloads in the coming year!

September 07, 2009

Fultonsphoto

Thanks Creativei, I am hoping so and will try and continue to diversify my PF which should help...Thanks for all your help over the past year as well :0)

September 07, 2009

Creativei

Happy DTian Day, well I wish you lots and lots of sale coming year. Anyways now you have varieties in your pf that shud bring in sales. Once gain have great day and congrats on first pay check too.

September 07, 2009

Fultonsphoto

Thanks Conceptual :0)

September 07, 2009

Conceptualcreations

Congrats! Hopefully many more dl's will follow.

September 07, 2009

Fultonsphoto

Thanks Roberto and Desi, I shall celebrate while waiting for the space ship :0)

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